At the end of my school year last year the buzz in the speech room was all about end of the year parties!
I decided to harness the energy into a stellar language activity. It was a great way to work on specific skills and then generalize them.
When I did it in May, it looked a lot less beautiful. We walked through the steps to plan a party and then develop an invitation.
We use our paperwork to go online to evites.com and make up an invitation.
The kids picked the party they wanted to plan, the themes, activities, menus, and more! Their favorite part was going online and developing their own invitations!
The Secondary packet is made for middle or high schoolers. Have your students design their own party using the party planning packet. Packet includes party checklist, party plan worksheet, menu worksheet, shopping list worksheet, and venue sketch. Target problem solving, language, and social skills during this planning.
After planning the party, have your students design an invitation. Four pages are included that give students support about the type of invitations commonly used including: text messaging, Facebook events, evites and paper invitations. There are specific directions that include how to use each of these event types. A page for determining which invitation type is appropriate supports discussion about formality. 12 flashcards are included for students to read the situation and determine which type of invite would be best. These are great for discussion.
12 safety cards are included. Students decide if the card demonstrates something safe or dangerous. These topics focus on sharing location and personal information on social media or as part of an invitation.
A vocabulary matching worksheet is included. If your students need more practice, use these words on flashcards.
The Elementary packet is similar. There are 70 pages in this Party Planning packet is developed for elementary aged students. It will work perfectly for grades 2-5 but I was able to easily modify it for kindergarten and first graders as well!
Students will develop plans for a party including menus, venues, and activities. This is great to use in small groups to work on communication between peers, social skills, negotiations, and compromise.
The set includes 13 vocabulary matching cards, 18 social problem solving cards, perspective taking worksheet, Expanding Expression Tool companion page for describing the party, and a thank you card template. In each party planning packet your student will consult the checklist to make sure they have included all necessary items. The pre-made party-themed materials include: Fiesta, Movie, 4th of July, Gamer, Winter Princess, Ice Cream, and Super Hero. To plan a party, print the packet that includes the planning form, menu, shopping list, invitation, venue sketch, and articulation word list for S/L/R.
Work individually or in groups to plan the party and design the details. There is also a set of blank forms to make up your own type of party. Targeted goals include: categories, problem solving, articulation, social skills, vocabulary, perspective taking, writing and more!
Grab the Secondary Packet here and the Primary Packet here.
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